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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Freshfields has been active in Brazil for over 150 years. Our international Brazil group contains 30 partners and 26 associates who know about Brazil, from across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. Many of the group speak Portuguese and are Brazilian-qualified.

    We combine our worldwide experience with our understanding of Brazilian companies to help our Brazilian clients invest abroad, finance infrastructure projects and resolve complex international disputes. We also advise international companies investing in or exiting Brazil and in high-profile arbitrations. 

    We have strong relationships with the best Brazilian law firms, so for each deal or dispute we are uniquely placed to recommend the best local lawyer for you. Our secondment programmes also strengthen our local relationships – lawyers from top Brazilian law firms work with us in Freshfields’ offices for up to a year.

  • Our experience includes advising:

    • abertis, the Barcelona-based infrastructure operator, on its €2.5bn acquisition of OHL’s Brazilian motorway concessions business; 
    • BG Group on selling its 60.1 per cent holding in Comgás, Brazil’s largest gas distribution company;
    • Sadia on the European and multi-jurisdictional competition aspects of its merger with Perdigão;
    • Sete International on the holding/special purpose vehicle structure to lease deepwater drills, plus tax advice; and
    • Ultrapar Participações on buying Texaco’s Brazilian fuels distribution business, which supplies over 2,000 service stations across Brazil. 


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